Sri Lanka added to Wizz Air Gulf network

Wizz Air’s Abu Dhabi offshoot has started serving Sri Lanka.

The ultra-low-cost airline’s first destination in South Asia will be served three times a week.

Flights will operate to Mattala in south Sri Lanka with fares starting at AED179 using Airbus A321neo aircraft with 239 seats.

D V Chanaka, Sri Lanka’s aviation and export zones development minister, said: “The airport is strategically surrounded by the most preferred tourist attractions in the island which makes it easy for the tourists to get about be it the sandy beaches, hill country, wildlife parks, etc.

“With Wizz Air’s low air fare rates we also anticipate the Sri Lankan employee market in UAE to vastly benefit from travel between the two regions which is expected to be extremely economical.

“Further, the tourism sector in Sri Lanka will vastly grow with short and long-stay tourists arriving to the island while increasing connectivity between cities and other airlines around Wizz Air schedules.”

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi managing director Michael Berlouis said: “Sri Lanka is an exciting destination that has everything; beautiful beaches, a diverse cultural heritage, historical sites dating back 1000s of years and even a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site.

“It is truly a must-see travel destination.  We are proud to be providing our customers ever more convenient, affordable opportunities for relaxation and adventure.”

 Wizz Air Abu Dhabi already serves destinations across a range of countries including Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Serbia, Georgia and Israel.

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